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Old 11-13-2021, 03:01 PM   #11774
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Originally Posted by Galadriel55 View Post
I must confess myself a little bit stuck. I had some thoughts that the last one could be Fingon, because "missing" = "gone", and he sings nigh to Angband when rescuing Maedhros. But I can't explain the first part, and it certainly doesn't start with C.
Fingon is wrong, but you're right that you need a synonym for 'missing', and that he sings outside Angband. Which... really, there's only like one other person who does that I think. Maybe another one if I'm forgetting something.

Originally Posted by Galadriel55 View Post
Back in the days when I was a regular on Palantir of Fortune, that was my favourite letter to guess, and I dedicated a fair bit of time looking for sentences with no Es. There are quite a few such, but most are along the lines of "it was raining hard", not quotable material. But then I found it, the best quotable E-less gem in Tolkien. "Uglśk u bagronk sha pushdug Saruman-glob bśbhosh skai."
Ash nazg durbatulūk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulūk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took View Post
Presumably both ULMO and UINEN had something to do with the AINULINDALE, but the U clue doesn't fit with either.
It is in fact Ulmo (on his horns). U + a run of four letters, LMNO, less N for nitrogen. I'm so sorry. ^_~

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took View Post
I'm guessing the remaining two answers are obscure ones that don't appear in the Encyclopaedia of Arda. Probably from Lost Tales or something.
The final character is very well known, and this particular name appears on EoA both in the original Elvish and in translation. Two pages for the price of one!

MAGLOR - Of the fall, mad glory is his, but the day neither begins nor ends.
ULMO - You run of four, less nitrogen upon the horn.
SAM - In the tower, the same without the most common.
IVARE - The weaver's eye is forward for the most magical, beside the sea.
5.C - That which sits upon the shaft is missing nigh to Angband.

Have you burned the ships that could bear you back again? ~Finrod: The Rock Opera
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